By: Joe Dillard Jr.
Headline Photo Credit: William & Mary Football
Up to this point, William and Mary have been in fast out the gate executing on the beginning gameplan that usually ends up in points however, this Saturday’s game against Stony Brook showed why the Tribe has one of the best defenses in the conference by shutting out Stony Brook for three quarters after allowing 10 points in the first quarter. After a 34-yard field goal by Ethan Chang in the first quarter, the Tribe could only muster up 2 more attempts at field goals in the first half where one was missed from 37 but before the half-ended Chang hit his career-long by booting a 57-yard kick before to half to bring the Tribe within four trailing 6-10 at the half.
After multiple punts from both teams, the Tribe put together a 5-play 60-yard drive capped off by Imoh for a 10-yard scamper. After that, it was simple as the Tribe defense continued to force punt after punt while the offense leaned on Imoh for two more scores totaling his day with 128 yards on 21 carries. The Tribe has amounted to just under 1300 yards of rushing going for 1290 in the first 5 games which average out to 241-yards per game outrushing the opponents by over 100 yards is what is leading the way to a great 4-1 start. The defense has only given up 97 points thru 5 which gives the Tribe offense plenty of room to work with regarding scoring points. The Tribe looks to bounce back at home after suffering the only loss to a good Elon team at home welcoming Delaware to the homecoming festivities as they look to move to 5-1 after the first half of the season